So you've mentioned all the AI, and you have Tex off as an merc, but what about Alpha?
What about Alpha indeed…
He remembers him.
Faintly, barely, just a collection of hazy memories shared between just a few of them, the ones older enough to remember, to know the name they never speak, and one that never quite leaves their minds.
Omega remembers. Remembers dark hair and gentle blue eyes. A bright grin, sharp and quick and charming. Remembers a hand taking his and guiding him, showing him how to be a big brother, how to take care of Delta and Epsilon. How to calm Sigma, who was fussy even as a child, and how to soothe Gamma through nightmares. Alpha, his big brother.
Remembers birthdays and holidays, a string of nannies and closed doors and adults that just came and left and no parents in sight… but there was Alpha.
Until there wasn’t.
Omega can’t remember when he left, or why or how. There’s a block of time he doesn’t remember, and all he knows is that one day Alpha was just… gone.
He knows Delta and Epsilon remember, knows that Sigma has the briefest flashes of moments where he can almost see their missing brother. Gamma was just a toddler, Theta and the twins not even a distant imagination.
So much as changed since someone had held his hand and been the one to guide him, but that doesn’t matter now. There was no Alpha. He was gone, could be dead for all they knew, and Omega was doing just fine being the big brother that everyone needed from him.
Even if it was a role he was never supposed to fall into this way.